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Thoughts on NFL Player Protests

Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Thoughts on NFL Player Protests

Listen to the audio version I called in, or you can read below.   Many years ago during the Vietnam War I was in Miami and I interviewed many people involved in that war, generals, reporters, people on the scene. It was a tremendous time to be in Miami and a lot...
Just a Little Cancer…

Just a Little Cancer…

On February 24, 1987, I had a massive heart attack. It probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise. I was living a totally unhealthy lifestyle—smoking 3-packs-a-day. I smoked so much that I actually perfected the art of keeping a cigarette lit while taking a shower. I...
The Secret to Confidence: A Lesson from my Mentor

Jackie Gleason: The Great One - credit to PBS/American Masters

The Secret to Confidence: A Lesson from my Mentor

Nobody becomes successful on their own.  Nobody. Some people like to say that they’re “self-made.”  It’s a point of pride for them.  But I gotta be honest—I don’t think anyone is a self-made success.  There are a million self-made failures out there, but self-made...
What to Do when You Hit Rock Bottom

A "rock bottom" day in 1971.

What to Do when You Hit Rock Bottom

Life knocks everyone to their knees at some point—doesn’t matter who you are.  Most likely, you’ll be knocked down a lot more than once.  If I’ve learned anything in life, it’s that the road to success is full of pitfalls and setbacks.  The people who arrive are the...
A Tribute to Loved Ones Lost

A Tribute to Loved Ones Lost

Losing loved ones might be the most difficult thing we ever deal with in life.  It’s something we all face, but the emotions that accompany loss are hard to put in words.  No matter what our words may be, they will always be insufficient to express how we actually...
Thoughts on Charlottesville

Neo-Nazis brawl with counter-protesters on Sept. 1, 1969. (Credit: Lee Balterman / Getty Images)

Thoughts on Charlottesville

In what year did each of the following happen? –  Tensions with North Korea are at an all-time high –  Threats of nuclear war loom –  Prominent African American athletes protest race inequality during the national anthem –  Demonstrators are...

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